SAIC - paid the bills, but boooooooooooooooring, another DC body shop with no class | Glassdoor
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"paid the bills, but boooooooooooooooring, another DC body shop with no class"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at SAIC full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

when your group wins work, you're busy and billable, and there are opportunities to learn

Cons

poor collegiality between staff
overly secretive even when the work does not require it
company is very silo-ed, intracompany work impossible or very hard to do
management has zero sense of loyalty to staff
all overhead generated from years of being >75% billable meant nothing when we lost our contract
i was given zero time to look for new work and company recruiters (emailed every single one of them, not one replied) were 100% useless
i was kept on staff but received no pay when we lost our contract (ultimately, i left the company)

Advice to Management

take care of your staff or other companies will

Other Employee Reviews for SAIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I was treated like crap"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    I was recruited to SAIC from my military career. They promised me two years of employment in BD as I developed the market. Two months into the job, the company split and my position was eliminated and I was moved into a new division. They kept me around out of sympathy. I was laid off after 11 months. Lay off was over the phone. They never told me during recruiting that a split was impemding. They basically lied to this 22 year military veteran. They withheld that information. While working there, I found blatent lying and a culture of sucking up. I think this was only in he division I was transferred to. Perhaps the rest of the company is OK.


  2. "MMMaMr"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing
    Former Contractor - Marketing

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor

    Pros

    Superior resources
    Many extremely skilled and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Process-laden culture can get in the way of the work, but process can be useful if applied correctly
    As with any huge company, the disgruntled or lazy employees can hide or sabotage a project with no consequences

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